Medical Education Director at Lao Friends Hospital for Children
Friends Without A Border
June 25, 2018
Luang Prabang, Laos
commensurate with experience a
Full Time - Experienced
Starting date: January 1, 2019; Minimum two-year contract
The primary responsibility of the Medical Education Director (MED) is developing and providing high quality medical education to the hospital staff, and supervising the junior medical staff. The MED will also be an integral member of the LFHC Executive Team. That team will be led by the LFHC Executive Director, and will coordinate the strategic planning and the delivery of high quality patient care, education, and community outreach in accordance with the principles and values of LFHC and Friends Without A Border.
Qualifications and Attributes:
Essential: 1) A Medical Degree from an internationally recognized university 2) Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country 3) Recent clinical experience in acute pediatric medicine 4) Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to patients 5) Demonstrated communication, leadership and organizational skills
Highly desirable: 1) A higher qualification in one or more of pediatrics, neonatology, emergency medicine, tropical medicine or public health. 2) Experience in delivering education and training in a health care setting 3) Experience working in a developing country
Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is a 32 bed acute pediatric hospital situated in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. It is funded and run by Friends Without A Border, a New York based non-profit organization dedicated to providing world class compassionate health care to children in the remote areas of Southeast Asia. The hospital operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Luang Prabang Provincial Health Department, and opened in early 2015 on the same campus as the Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital.
LFHC offers emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgical services to babies and children from Luang Prabang and the remote areas of Northern Lao. It currently provides free high-quality care to over 1500 outpatients and 200 inpatients per month. Limited on-site medical imaging, pathology and pharmacy services together with a homecare program complement the clinical activities. Approximately 20 doctors, 40 nurses, and 40 other staff are employed at the hospital.
Together with the provision of clinical services, a major goal of this hospital is to promote the clinical learning and professional development of the local staff such that key positions within the hospital are progressively filled by a well-trained and dedicated local workforce. Doctors and nurses from district hospitals, students from the local University of Health Science and residents from the Lao pediatric residency program all study and train at LFHC contributing to a dynamic learning environment.
Application: Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject "Medical Education Director." Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.
Additional Salary Information: Housing allowance and travel allowance (R/T to home country once a year) are provided
Internal Number: MED2018
About Friends Without A Border
Friends Without A Border is a New York based non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare to the underserved children of Southeast Asia. See www.fwab.org.